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If I Have a Wicked Stepmother, Where's My Prince? (original 2005; edition 2007)

by Melissa Kantor (Author)

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Title:If I Have a Wicked Stepmother, Where's My Prince?
Authors:Melissa Kantor (Author)
Info:Hyperion Book CH (2007), Edition: Reprint, 320 pages
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Tags:Cinderella, Fairy Tale, Fiction

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If I Have a Wicked Stepmother, Where's My Prince? by Melissa Kantor (2005)

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I picked up the book for the title and cover alone. I didn't really bother to read the back and really I wish I had.
The book took forever for me to get into, and it wasn't for lack of trying. The writing was perfect and the detail was great, I just felt like I couldn't connect to Lucy the main character. Okay, her mother is an artist that dies when she is a baby and then after so many years (she's a teenager) her father remarries and she has to move. I understand her not liking the new stepmother and the step-sisters, but really? She complains throughout the whole book, she has no friends, has a crush on the star basketball player and her dad is almost never home.
I guess after watching a hundred different Cinderella story movies and not really liking the whole Cinderella fairy tale to begin with, may have made me a little cynical while reading.
After everything in the boy and friend department starts going good for Lucy, she really changes and thinks that she is all that just because she is dating the star basketball player. It's a classic move with most authors and really turned me off the book. There is the normal, talk of them drinking, making out and al the stuff high schoolers are known to do. Lucy continues to have issues with her stepmother and the step-sisters, and of course she feels as though her father doesn't care about her because he is never there.
I had to keep reading after being almost done with it and of course Lucy had to start falling for someone else, and then all of a sudden she isn't happy with everything she has. The ending was too abrupt for me and I believe that Melisa could have gotten to that point faster and then expanded on it more. ( )
  chaoticbooklover | Dec 26, 2018 |
So Lucy starts out by comparing herself to Cinderella, but by the end she's rejecting the fairy tale set-up. She's realized that her "Prince Charming" isn't charming (it took her way too long- this was the most annoying part of the book because she obviously didn't have more than a superficial connection with him). She also fixes the situation with her stepmother (and her father), and even gives the "princesses" (stepsisters) names and personalities. Interestingly, her friendships with the two popular sophomore girls don't fall apart as she imagines they will- she finds a way to integrate herself into her new life at last. ( )
  the1butterfly | Apr 11, 2018 |
I have not yet read this book.
  LynneQuan | Sep 17, 2017 |
This was a super cute retelling of Cinderella. A little young for me so I wish I would have read it way back in 2008 when I bought it and I was still in high school. ( )
  MelanieTid | Jan 18, 2016 |
This book was amazing! I liked the twist on Cinderella. It was a cute book, and I will be reading more from this author. ( )
  stephanie.dicesare.7 | Jun 25, 2014 |
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I tapped my pen against my lips, debating whether or not Cinderella is actually friendless.
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"Sam, let's blow this fairy tale."
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When the father of high school sophomore, Lucy Norton, remarries, Lucy finds herself tormented by two bratty stepsisters and a wicked stepmother.

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